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CHF due to Alcoholism Prevention
- Avoid alcohol, or drink alcohol in moderation:
- For men: no more than 2 alcoholic beverages per day
- For women: no more than 1 alcoholic beverage per day
- Follow your doctor's recommendations if you have high blood pressure or diabetes.
- Stop smoking
- Avoid exposure to secondary smoke
- Eat a healthy diet:
- Regular exercise program.
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PubMed CHF due to Alcoholism References
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